Saturday, May 31, 2014

Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves
Stacking The Shelves May 31st 2014
Stacking the Shelves is a meme by Tyngas Reviews that let's bloggers share their new books and swag, whether they are physical or virtual. I'll include books I've been sent, emailed, purchased, won and for review.

It's been a few weeks since I shared what I've added to my ever growing ebook collection. It's so much easier to add them without the hubby complaining when he can't see them.


Lailah by Nikki Kelly (Goodreads)
Centaur Redemption by Nancy Straight (Goodreads)
Burning Bright by E.J. Stevens (Goodreads)

Hellhound Awakened by Karen Swart (Goodreads)
Golem in My Glovebox by R.L. Naquin (Goodreads)
Warrior Beautiful by Wendy Knight (Goodreads)
When it Happens by Susane Colasanti (Goodreads)
Compelled by Shawntelle Madison (Goodreads)
The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz (Goodreads)
Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Goodreads)
House of the Rising Sun by Kristen Painter (Goodreads)

Thief by C.L. Stone (Goodreads)
A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn (Goodreads)
The Heiresses by Sara Shepard (Goodreads)

What did you get this week?

Friday, May 30, 2014

Blog Tour: Review - Moving Too Fast

On tour with Prism Book Tours

Launching the REVIEW & EXCERPT TOUR for
Moving Too Fast
Destiny Bay Romances: Sweet Editions
by Helen Conrad

Special Price!
Moving Too Fast is only $0.99 for Kindle from now until Sunday, June 1st!

Intro to Moving Too Fast
From Author Helen Conrad

“Winning isn’t everything-it’s the only thing.”

Injured racecar driver Grant Carrington lives by those words and Carrie Harlow is afraid he’ll end up dying by them. She resists him at first, instinctively seeing that he’s dangerous to know. He needs her skill as a physical therapist, and she lives to heal. But he lives to win. That puts them at odds right from the beginning.

Grant is probably the hardest hero I’ve ever written. He puts on a gruff, rough shell to protect himself from the vulnerability he feels after being injured. His past is littered with old emotional pain and a history that makes him think he doesn’t deserve to be loved by a woman as good and loveable as Carrie. It takes patience and courage for her to work with him—but she heals his heart at the same time she heals his body, and in the end, he realizes that accepting and giving love makes him the biggest winner of all.

I hope you enjoy these books—and be on the lookout for the next three which will be released soon!

Moving Too Fast
Destiny Bay Romances - Forever Yours
(Sweet Edition #3)
by Helen Conrad
Adult Romance
Paperback & Ebook, 165 pages
March 28th 2014 by Doorknock Publishing

A sweet old-fashioned girl

isn’t what Grant Carrington is looking for. A man who lives for speed and danger, he’s only slowed down because he’s been forced to by an injury. Carrie Harlow isn’t his type, but he needs her in order to heal. She knows she’s playing with fire, but she feels she can help him and she goes for it—even though she knows she’s endangering her own heart as she fixes his.

Recipe for Carrie's Chicken Picatta included.

Purchase from Amazon.
I received Moving Too Fast in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Prism Book Tours. Carrie has moved back home, she’s started her own physical therapy business but she just hasn’t been able to get her first client yet. Life since moving home has been like Cinderella she’s got the perfect boyfriend he’s successful, handsome, movies in the right social circles. Life should be perfect for Carrie but at a party she lays on eyes on Grant Carrington and she can’t deny there is something about him. After running into him in the wine cellar and he kisses her everything in her life changes.

Grant has his own issues he hasn’t talked to his family in years and after a fatal racing wreck ended his racing career. He’s hanging out in an old mansion in Destiny Bay avoiding people and pushing him knee to get better. When he decides to take Carrie up on her physical therapy he didn't know she would heal his heart in ways he didn’t know it would be fixed.  When Carrie takes on Grants case she didn't intend to fall in love with him and most of all she knew it wouldn’t last forever. Will Carrie be able to help him return to racing that he loves?

I love Carrie she’s just a sweetheart, and I like the sweet innocent girl who’s real not some made up socialite. Grant has issues but maybe that’s why I like him so much he’s very much a broken guy who needs a girl to heal his heart. I like the connection between the two it’s sweet romance which is my favorite. We also get to see the prior girls from the prior books as well as more of Mickie. I keep hoping she finds her happy ever after.

Moving Too Fast is the third installment in the Sweet series which is based on Carrie and Grant. After reading all three this is clearly my favorite there is just something about these two I just loved. The characters are easy to connect with you can’t help falling in love with them. I loved that the story is also a clean sweet romance it’s one of my favorite themes in romance. The author has created a clever story between a nice girl and bad boy but putting her own unique spin. Moving Too Fast is a fast paced romance that captures the imagination as well as the heart. I actually read the whole book while sitting at the base hospital with a friend having surgery, and made her wait while I finished the last couple of chapters. The book is well written it flows from start to finish, I think the author did a fantastic job and I can’t wait to check out her other book.
5 out of 5 stars
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Helen Conrad is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 90 romances (over 15 million copies sold) published under various pseudonyms with Harlequin, Silhouette, Loveswept, and others. She is currently revamping and rewriting much of her backlist—mainly into the Destiny Bay Romances Series. The first six, the Forever Yours Series, are being rewritten as Sweet Editions.

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A Little About the Destiny Bay Romances: Sweet Editions
From Author Helen Conrad

"The Destiny Bay Romances take place in the sort of beach town I've always loved--and now I live in one! But writing about beach towns came first and this series is centered on the rich, influential Carrington family living along the California Coast, and in Hawaii. These are good-looking, fast-driving, hard-hitting men and women whose impulses lead them into trouble every time--and inevitably to fall in love.

The original series includes language and love scenes that aren't, for the most part, especially harsh and explicit--but some of my readers from my years writing sweets for Harlequin as Raye Morgan have asked if we couldn't have sweet and clean versions--and I thought--what a good idea! 

These are basically the same stories...but with the conflicts softened a bit, the language cleaned up, and no explicit love scenes. There are still a few adult situations, but they're muted. Consider these the PG versions. 

I hope you enjoy them!"

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- US Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and paperbacks of Run Run RunawayA Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast
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- 2 sets of ebooks of Run Run RunawayA Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast (INT)

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Cover Reveal: Deadly Sweet Lies

Deadly Sweet Lies by Erica Cameron
Nadette Lawson knows when you're lying
Every night for the past two years, the Balasura have visited her dreams, enticing her to enter their world. And every night she's seen through their lies. Now, they're tired of playing in the shadows and they begin to stalk her in the waking world. It's no longer just an invitation; if Nadette doesn't join them, they'll take her family. Forever. She needs help, and the haven she's seeking may be just out of reach.
Julian Teagan is a master of deception.
To survive, he has to convince the world his mother isn't useless, that everything's fine, otherwise he'll lose what little he has left in this life. He knows the lying won't be enough to keep him and his mother in the shadows, but it's all he knows. The only light of truth is Orane, a Balasura who sees past Julian's facade and challenges him to face the darkness.
Then Orane is killed, and Julian learns his mentor was far from innocent. The Balasura have hunted children like him for centuries, and their next target, Nadette is his one chance atfinally being a part of something real. If Julian can just convince her to trust him...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blog Tour: Review - Fissure

(Chronicles of the Interred #2)
By Marilyn Almodovar
YA Paranormal Romance
Releasing May 20, 2014
Published by Iambe Books, LLC
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Baxter Jacobs just survived the worst Sweet Sixteen in history: buried in a coffin, hunted down by assassins, and losing almost everything that mattered to her. She’s ready for some normalcy, but “normal” won’t play any part of this Time Bender’s future.

Now that the immediate threat is over, Baxter learns just how much the English Council expects of the newest Interred. The pressure has her seriously considering her uncle’s offer to take her to New York, especially since she thinks it will keep her Healer, Jack, from overusing his abilities. Knowing the New York Council’s ranks are filled with beings using dark powers, however, makes her hesitate.

Before she can choose, the decision is wrenched from her. Fissures in Time result in a new battle with an old enemy. Someone she thought she’d lost reenters her life, and she’ll discover a web of lies woven into the fabric of Time…lies only she can unravel. Baxter will have to use her growing abilities to try and reveal the truth, even if it forever changes the reality she knows.

I received Fissure in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by AToMR promotions. Baxter sixteenth birthday was far from what she had expected and it’s changed her life in ways she couldn’t even imagine. Thrust into a world where time is not just a number Baxter will have to learn to control her ability, as well as figure out her place within the councils. Only it’s never that simple when especially when you’re a Time Bender which is a really rare gift. When a relative tries to claim her for the New York council who are more of the dark side of the spectrum Baxter is torn staying where she should or go with him.

However she won’t have to choose when she finds a fissure that pulls her though time she finds herself running into someone she though she lost long ago. He also has a deep dark secret that may just change how she feels about him. Plus she’s on the run from her uncle who is determined to have her abilities even if they have to absorb them from her. Baxter is going to have to figure out a way home without getting caught by her uncle. She will needs to save Jake, and figure out how to fix the war that has been started.

I really enjoyed Baxters character in the first book and I feel she just keeps getting better in this one. She’s one of those characters you can connect with, her life isn’t easy but she’s doing her best. Plus she’s kind of kick ass which is another reason I enjoy her story. I like Jack but I’m not sure how I feel about them being connected as healer and Time bender but I as the book progressed I liked it more. We have a whole new selection of characters in the new chapter of Baxter’s life some I liked others not so much but I’ll let you decide.

I found Fissure captivating right from the start I was drawn into Baxter’s story as it continues from the first book. The author has taken the time travel concept but put her own unique spin, creating a whole world for Baxter full of beings that go bump in the night. Fissure is an action packed mixture of paranormal, mystery, secrets, and good vs evil. I like the idea that everyone has their own unique abilities some defensive and other offensive it keeps the characters fascinating. I feel like the author did a great job creating characters we can connect with and I was cheering her own through the book. Baxter is one of my favorite characters in fiction she's unique but I just can't seem to get enough of her. Like the first book Fissure is a well written story, one that flows from start to finish I was easily drawn in losing all track of time. My only complaint is that I don’t have the next one, and have to wait to see what’s going to happen to Baxter next. This is one of my favorite must read series if you like the paranormal I highly suggest you check it out.

5 out of 5 stars

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Fissure Excerpt 
All of my priorities changed after the Interment. My mother’s cousin, Fred, killed my family and several of my friends before almost killing me. Since then, I’ve been left with an emptiness in my heart and a constant worry about Jack’s well-being. That worry has been explained by Moira, Morgan’s friend and second in command, as the connection between Healer and Time Bender.
I must confess that this connection gives me a headache. Jack’s thoughts can invade my mind at any given time. Since he’s been unconscious, the slightest touch during his nightmares sends images of his dreams to my mind.
Now, Jack mutters my name again as his eyes move fast behind his closed eyelids. This is my cue to hold him tighter. His fraught state changes when our hands join. I brace myself for the flood of images as I press my palm against his.
We share thoughts, and I can see and feel everything that he does. The moment the connection deepens and my mind opens to accept it, I recognize the setting. This is where I last saw Fred alive…the place where a battle I can’t remember took place.
Though my memories are gone, all of the emotions from the battle still ravage my heart.
In the dream, Jack runs as the rumble around him increases. He falls to the ground as it opens up beneath him, his pulse throbbing in his temple as he shields his eyes from the bright light that separates him from me. The deafening sound of the English Council’s Warriors pushes him on. He screams my name, fear threatening to paralyze his legs.
I move my free hand to rest against his chest over his heart, but the thumping of its beat doesn’t slow. Frustration leaves a new scar in my mind as I try and fail to remember what happened to me. All I know is that my ability has made me a prized possession. Fred wanted to take it from me, and he’s not the only one.
Jack’s dream transitions. His fear is replaced by joy as he finally reaches me. I’m lying at the bottom of a cliff, broken. Fred’s body is not far from mine.
I’m reeling from the fear and the anger that settle once more in my body. I can’t remember how I got to the bottom of the cliff or how Fred died. Emptiness leaves a blank space where my memories should be.
Only one thought gnaws at my brain. I’m no longer safe here in England. Worst still, I might not be safe anywhere.

About the Author
Marilyn Almodóvar is the author of a series of YA paranormal novels. Born in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, Lyn is a lover of words whose reading tastes range from Victorian novels to the books of Stephen King. Her favorite past-times have always been reading and writing, two activities that let her escape to other worlds.

Lyn could happily exist breathing the clean air of Narnia, trapped in a cupboard under the stairs with Harry, fighting alongside Captain Jack Sparrow, doing an internship in Torchwood, or traveling around time and space with the long as she can have Mr. Spock, Captain Kirk and Captain Mal as companions.

She currently lives in Central Florida with her French husband, English-born eldest son, and French-born youngest son.

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- Celtic Cross Pendant (inspired by Jack’s)
- Pentagram (inspired by Baxter)
- NY Subway Map
- Journal (inspired by Declan's)
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday
Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the list and onto our wonderful shelves. 
Hosted by Pen to Paper

My choice this week is:

I've seen this one over and over all year but now that it's out seemed like a perfect time to add it to my wishlist. I find the synopsis interesting. I'm looking forward to checking it out.

A Creature of Moonlight
by Rebecca Hahn


A stunning debut novel about a girl who is half dragon, half human, and wholly herself.

As the only heir to the throne, Marni should have been surrounded by wealth and privilege, not living in exile-but now the time has come when she must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and life with the father she has never known: a wild dragon who is sending his magical woods to capture her.

Fans of Bitterblue and Seraphina will be captured by A Creature of Moonlight, with its richly layered storytelling and the powerful choices its strong heroine must make.

What's on your wishlist?

W...W...W... Wednesdays

W...W...W... Wednesdays May 28th 2014

W...W...W... Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Be sure to link up to her so others can see what your reading.

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions..

1.What are you currently reading? 
2.What did you recently finish reading? 
3.What do you think you'll read next? 


1.What are you currently reading? Fissure by Marilyn Almodovar (Goodreads)
2.What did you recently finish reading? Insanity by Cameron Jace (Review)
3.What do you think you'll read next? Moving Too Fast by Helen Conrad (Goodreads)

What are you reading this week?

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday May 28th 2014
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. In my case not so patiently waiting for the new releases, which I lack.

I've been waiting years for this book and now it's only a week more and I plan to read it right away. It's been too long but I'm not sure if it's Merry I miss or her men. I do have my favorites. 

A Shiver of Light 
by Laurell K. Hamilton


I am Princess Meredith NicEssus. Legal name Meredith Gentry, because “Princess” looks so pretentious on a driver’s license. I was the first faerie princess born on American soil, but I wouldn't be the only one for much longer...

Merry Gentry, ex–private detective, now full-time princess, knew she was descended from fertility goddesses, but when she learned she was about to have triplets, she began to understand what that might mean. Infertility has plagued the high ranks of faerie for centuries. Now nobles of both courts of faerie are coming to court Merry and her men, at their home in exile in the Western Lands of Los Angeles, because they will do anything to have babies of their own.

Taranis, King of Light and Illusion, is a more dangerous problem. He tried to seduce Merry and, failing that, raped her. He’s using the human courts to sue for visitation rights, claiming that one of the babies is his. And though Merry knows she was already pregnant when he took her, she can’t prove it.

To save herself and her babies from Taranis she will use the most dangerous powers in all of faerie: a god of death, a warrior known as the Darkness, the Killing Frost, and a king of nightmares. They are her lovers, and her dearest loves, and they will face down the might of the high courts of faerie—while trying to keep the war from spreading to innocent humans in Los Angeles, who are in danger of becoming collateral damage.

What are you waiting for this week?

Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke And The Brookish. Who doesn't love lists. They make life easy! And fun!! It's always a never ending topic.

I'm playing around with my own graphic I'll be trying a few out of the next month. I want one unique to me. 

This week's topic:

 Freebie: Top ten books on my June TBR list

1.&2.  Whispers at Moonrise & Chosen at Nightfall by C.C. Hunter - Time to finish off the series in anticipation of the new one right around the corner.

3. Blood Vine by Amber Belldene - I've had this one on my shelf for a while really need to get it read.

4. A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton - I've been waiting years for this one. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

5. Splintered by A.G. Howard  - Another one that has been on my shelf forever. I'm nervous the cover will be better than the book. My expectations will be to high.

6. Compelled by Shawntelle Madison - I've been waiting for the next installment of Natalya looking forward to reading it.

7. Golen in My Glovebox by R.L. Naquin - I've not been able to find the time to read Zoey's new book but plan to in June.

8. Cress by Marissa Meyer - Another series I need to catch up on.

9. Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost  - I've had this one on my TBR for years but haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm going to change that in June.

10. Wrecked by Alyssa Rose Ivy - I forgot I had this one but found it while going through my kindle reading list.
It was hard to decide the ten but I think they are all good ones which will catch up several series in June. Looking forward to all my reading choices. 

What's on your top ten list this week?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cover Characteristic - Urban Fantasy

Cover Characteristic - Urban Fantasy

 Hosted by Sugar & Snark

Each week we will post 5 of our favorite covers to go with the theme of the week. 
I'm a huge cover fan so this is a great meme for me. 

It's been a while since I did this weekly. One of my favorites too. 

Top 4 
Grave Dance by Kalayna Price 
Stone Guardian by Danielle Monsch
Archangel's Legion by Nalini Singh
Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand by Carrie Vaughn 

Night Broken by Patricia Briggs 

Can't have a urban fantasy cover collection without Mercy Thompson. Currently this is my favorite cover. 

What's on your list this week?